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MSC2122

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ilana Timokhina

Synopsis

This unit follows the microstructure development from liquid to solid state. It also addresses the thermodynamics and kinetics of liquid-solid and solid-solid transitions. The effects of heat treatment and alloying elements on the microstructural evolution are examined using steels and Al alloys as examples. The concept of transformation-Time-Temperature (TTT) diagrams as a means of description of the progress of an isothermal phase transformations is introduced. Application of Continuous Cooling Transformation (CCT) diagrams for phase transformations taken place during practical heat treatments is discussed.

Objectives

On completing this unit students will understand the evolution of microstructure during solidification of alloys under equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions, the effects of processing parameters, and how microstructures determine material properties. Students will also develop skills in laboratory practice and techniques.

Assessment

Examination: 50%
Assignments: 25%
Laboratory work: 25%
Students must achieve a pass mark in the laboratory component to achieve an overall pass grade.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

3 one-hour lecture/tutorial classes and 7.5 hours of private study per week. 6 three-hour laboratory sessions throughout the semester.

Prerequisites

MSC2011 or MTE2541

Prohibitions

MTE2542